Marinated Steak and Onions Recipe

Try this marinated steak and onions for a flavorful dinner experience.

June 2006

  • steak
    The meat and onions can be tossed in a bag with the marinade either the night before or in the morning and then pulled out when it’s time to grill.
    Photo by GettyImages/Tatiana-Volgutova
  • steak

Yield: 4 servings

This flavorful grilled steak is smothered in marinated sautéed onions.


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 1 large Spanish onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Cooking spray for grilling


  1. In a large, resealable, freezer-weight plastic bag, combine broth, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar and garlic. Add steak and onions; seal bag. Turn bag over to evenly coat steak with broth mixture. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight, to marinate, occasionally turning bag over.
  2. Spray the grate of an outdoor grill or stovetop grill and utensils with grilling spray. Heat grill to medium heat. Remove steak from bag; pour marinade into a large skillet. Grill steak for 5 minutes on each side for medium doneness.
  3. Bring marinade to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until onions are tender.
  4. Place steak on a serving platter; top with onion sauce. Cut steak into 4 pieces to serve.

This recipe originally aired in the June 2006 issue of Heart of the Home.

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